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Virginity For Sale

In controversial news, a 22-year-old woman is making headlines everywhere by offering her virginity to the highest bidder in the hopes of earning money for grad school. Commenting on the scandal this is causing, an article in Reuters notes that many who've weighed in on this strange scenario think it's just a desperate attempt at fame, while others consider such an act synonymous with prostitution. The woman offered her own insight:

I don't think auctioning my virginity will solve all my problems but it will create some financial stability. I'm ready for the controversy, I know it will come along. I'm ready to do this . . . We live in a capitalist society. Why shouldn't I be allowed to capitalize on my virginity?

I'll be honest, I find the notion of selling your virginity for anything, including higher education, extremely disconcerting. And while I advocate that women be both proud and in control of their sexuality, this seems like another thing entirely.

Regardless of whether it is or isn't prostitution or a try at fame, it troubles me to think that a woman would consciously put herself in this position. What do you think of this endeavor? Is capitalizing on our virginity akin to using our good looks to get ahead? Are there ways in which you use your sexuality as a tool to get what you need or want?

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
She's probably not even a virgin, how would you know?I guess if she can get money for it that is her business. If someone is willing to pay for this then all the more power to her. As long as law enforcement doesn't get involved I don't think it's anyone's place to get involved in this. I personally would not do this and I wonder why you would do this at all but it's not me.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
She's probably not even a virgin, how would you know? I guess if she can get money for it that is her business. If someone is willing to pay for this then all the more power to her. As long as law enforcement doesn't get involved I don't think it's anyone's place to get involved in this. I personally would not do this and I wonder why you would do this at all but it's not me.
BryPouncy BryPouncy 7 years
It's not a matter of controversy as you guys make it out to be. Virginity is just "Oh look I stretched some skin out whoo now I'm not a virgin anymore" nothing breaks it just stretches. She obviously wanted to op out for an easy way for fast cash so who cares if she does it. The attention she is getting from it will be A) short lived and B)More news to the ugly rich guys who want it. But we can hope she gets some ugly fatty with a small peepee for her attention rendezvous. If it makes you guys feel better.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 7 years
She's such a liar! All schools provide loans. She's just selling her unverifiable virginity for attention. Pretty pathetic.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
Yeah, who wants to sleep with a virgin? First times suck anyway.I know it's not my business, but it's kind of hard not to have an opinion when she's broadcasting her business ventures.I guess I shouldn't feel bitter about it. I mean, we all have a choice, right?
Pistil Pistil 7 years
Yeah, who wants to sleep with a virgin? First times suck anyway. I know it's not my business, but it's kind of hard not to have an opinion when she's broadcasting her business ventures. I guess I shouldn't feel bitter about it. I mean, we all have a choice, right?
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
Yawn. How many people have done this now? Is there anybody left in the World who wants to sleep with a virgin and PAY to do it.I don't like virgins... ;p
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
Yawn. How many people have done this now? Is there anybody left in the World who wants to sleep with a virgin and PAY to do it. I don't like virgins... ;p
martoto martoto 7 years
My only fear is can she handle me??????? oh!!! she got it coming!!!
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
I actually don't feel the least bit sorry for her. Should I feel sorry for guys who can't afford an education because there isn't much work as male prostitutes? Yeah... This is degrading to women in so many ways...
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
I actually don't feel the least bit sorry for her.Should I feel sorry for guys who can't afford an education because there isn't much work as male prostitutes? Yeah...This is degrading to women in so many ways...
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 7 years
It's her life, and if she needs an education, she can just sell her virginity. But it would be a horrible memory of losing your virginity...
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 7 years
I personally wouldn't do this myself, but it's her body, not mine.
kluster86 kluster86 7 years
I'm sorry but....... i would do the same thing. Higher education is EXPENSIVE and needed to attain a dream job. Mind your busineess ppl.. its her life
happiness80 happiness80 7 years
Remember, it is HER body ... any consequences will impact only her ... no other victim.Is this worse than the millions of "normal", "moral" women out there who make men pay for kids not theirs for 18+ years?I think not.
happiness80 happiness80 7 years
Remember, it is HER body ... any consequences will impact only her ... no other victim. Is this worse than the millions of "normal", "moral" women out there who make men pay for kids not theirs for 18+ years? I think not.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 7 years
as hard as life is...i dont think anyone has an excuse to sell themselves for sex.and i also wonder...isnt this illegal prostitution?
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 7 years
as hard as life is...i dont think anyone has an excuse to sell themselves for sex. and i also wonder...isnt this illegal prostitution?
Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
O M G JUDE! I just read your comment. Sad thing is, you're probably right! LMAO
Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
CYL, I like it too because people are debating like adults and not calling each other names (You tool!) :ROTFL:
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 7 years
If she's an adult and she wants to make a contract with another adult, it's none of my business.I think people have sex for all kinds of bad reasons. At least in her case, it will lead to something positive.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 7 years
If she's an adult and she wants to make a contract with another adult, it's none of my business. I think people have sex for all kinds of bad reasons. At least in her case, it will lead to something positive.
CYL CYL 7 years
I like this debate that is going on...its intresting and healthy to see how different people have different views about whether its her business...or whether its really empowerment...and the price of school.Yay for healthy debates on Dear Sugar!
CYL CYL 7 years
I like this debate that is going on...its intresting and healthy to see how different people have different views about whether its her business...or whether its really empowerment...and the price of school. Yay for healthy debates on Dear Sugar!
Muirnea Muirnea 7 years
Hahahhaha, ROFL at Jude too! :)
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